The Burlington community has come together to help those devastated by last month’s flood.
The area of Elwood Road was under four feet of water after two months worth of rain fell in a matter of hours last month and hundreds turned up for a block party last night in an effort to raise money to help those trying to recover from all the damage sustained to their homes.
Two thousand Burlington residents have reported flooding or sewage backup.
Many of them don’t have enough insurance to cover the damage.
The organizers are expecting that between 15 and 20 thousand dollars has been raised at the block party.
The City of Burlington has applied for help from the Ontario Disaster Relief Fund.
It has the potential of provide up to two dollars for every dollar raised by the community.
The City’s goal is to raise two million dollars.
A disaster committee will announce details tomorrow on how affected residents can make claims for assistance. (HamiltonSpectator)